Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
Greatest Story Ever Told >
The Same Thing
Queen Jane Approximately
West L.A. Fadeaway
New Speedway Boogie
Victim or the Crime >
He's Gone >
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Stella Blue >
Turn On Your Lovelight
- Thanks go to everyone who worked on and made available the sources used in this matrix. Obviously, this project would have been impossible without their prior efforts.
- Both sets are seamless.
- Stella Blue, Stella Blue, STELLA BLUE!!!
(The first set is pretty good, too. "Bertha, Bertha -- OH MY GOD!" Hilarious. We learn the rest of the story after the song: apparently he'd been on tour for some time and had never heard a Bertha. Good for him!)
- The sources were remastered and mixed in Logic Pro 9. A bunch of clean-up was done, at various stages, using iZotope RX 3 Advanced. The sets were split in WaveLab LE 7. SBE's were fixed using Trader's Little Helper. Conversions to and from .flac and .wav were done using dbPowerAmp.
- The SBD source is missing a small portion of "Drums" as well as the encore.
- The SBD source is weird. The first set is nearly perfect (esp. in terms of speed), but the second set has numerous problems. First of all, it's slow -- indeed, it's progressively slow as the set goes on. It starts out around 1% slow and ends up about 2% slow. This might not sound like a lot, but it is.
I mention this especially because the undisputed highlight of the show is the Stella Blue. But the Stella Blue appears late in the second set, which means that the SBD source is nearly 2% slow during that track. In other words, any of you out there who have, like me, listened to this version of Stella many, many times, we've always been hearing it slow. Now, unless we have perfect pitch, we've never listened to it and thought, "Boy, that sure is slow!" But it sounds *even better* heard at the proper speed, whether or not you have perfect pitch.
For this reason alone, I think this matrix is a serious upgrade over the SBD copy.
- Another problem with the SBD: the second set is noisy. There's harsh hiss and crackling throughout. It's especially noticeable during any quiet parts. I tried to tame it where I could, but it seems that these problems came out of the SBD that night (since you can hear them in the AUD copy). So they're not artifacts of a faulty transfer, and they're pretty much impossible to get rid of entirely (if you're me, at least).
- For the first set, I slowed the AUD source down by 0.01% using the iZotope Radius algorithm. For the second set, I split it into small sections and speed- and pitch-corrected them all individually. Further fine-tune syncing was done in Logic Pro 9.
September 23, 2013
DAT(m) > Sony DTC-59ES > SPDIF > Tascam HD-P2 > Audacity (16/48 > 16/44) > CDWave > FLAC; matrix by Roger Eichorn
July 26, 2020 Subject:
I added Lovelight>Stella Blue>Lovelight over on youtube with more possibly to follow. Enjoy!
February 26, 2015 Subject:
Below, I meant the He's Gone > Matilda Matilda jam...they played this jam a few times in '94 and '95...and it was an awesome segue into Drums every time!
February 26, 2015 Subject:
Great Mix Eich!
Thanks for the care you put into remastering this show and creating the matrix, Roger. I'll take a solid matrix over about anything - best of both worlds, for me. I was at this show, and for many reasons, not least of which, I was miracled (the only time I needed one) last second by my buddy Jerry Rabbit as I was watching all my friends move in line, it was a really great night. The Boys always seemed to love Richfield. The fall '93 shows were some of the best from that year, and previous years had amazing shows, too.
Highlights from 3-21-94 for me are the Peggy-O, Queen Jane combo...always one of my favorites in the later years and these two versions are well-played and very smooth - the He's Gone...long and soulful - and of course the Lovelight > Stella > Lovelight sandwich...still one of my favorite versions of this ballad.
I give 4 stars because I rate shows for the year/era/etc they are played in, and though the setlist may look a little weird, and a PicMoon second opener wasn't exactly what we were looking for, this is a solid '94 show with some great highpoints.